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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 4, 2010 11:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: China > Rider

Bollywood hits with car horns ... i can hear it in my mind's ear - and it sounds fantastic!

"Polished" seems to have been the goal - for Warner Brothers is how i understood it to be. Others here on the forum may have more facts and details, but the story back when it was released, as i remember it, was that Warners was the entity that wanted to 'polish' up the vocals to make it more commercially viable. The Dead agreed to oblige if they could release it as a 3 record set. It was their most commercially successful record to date, but talk was that the dead were feeling artistically compromised - once again i'm going on old talk and rumours of the day. Soon after, they left Warners and started Grateful Dead Records.